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West Virginia Man Sues Tractor Trailer Companies After Crash

By Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC  Jan. 18, 2013 11:33a

Suit Alleges Negligence In Serious Interstate Accident

A man who was severely injured in a collision in West Virginia is suing for damages. The drivers of two tractor-trailers have been accused of negligent behavior, as well as the companies who hired the men.

According to details gleaned from court documents relating to the incident, the crash took place on February 4th. The victim, a Charleston man, claims that he was driving on Interstate 64 near the town of Nitro when the collision occurred. As the man's vehicle stopped in the left-lane of the roadway due to traffic, an approaching tractor-trailer belonging to Skyline Transportation was approaching from behind. According to the suit, the driver failed to stop in time, colliding at speed with the victim.

The plaintiff alleges that his vehicle was shoved forward by the force of the collision, smashing into the car in front of him. Almost immediately afterward, a second tractor-trailer failed to stop in time as well. The second truck, owned by a transport subsidiary of Con-Way, Inc. collided with the first tractor-trailer, causing the victim's vehicle to be crushed further between the vehicles to his front and rear.

Husband And Wife Sue For Mental And Physical Anguish

A personal injury attorney representing the plaintiff alleges that the damage caused by the accident totaled the victim's vehicle, leaving it unsalvageable. The plaintiff was also severely wounded as a result of the crash, and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment by emergency paramedics.

In the suit, the claim is made that the drivers, operating within the scope of their employment as members of their companies, are therefore the responsibility of those companies. The negligence of the men, the attorney argues, is the negligence of their employers, leaving them open to the personal injury case.

Consequently, the suit names both Con-Way and Skyline liable for the mental and physical damages caused to the plaintiff. The victim's wife is also named as a plaintiff in the suit, alleging that she suffered from denial of the companionship of her husband while he was in the hospital.

Seek Help From An Attorney You Can Rely Upon

If you have been injured as a result of the carelessness or reckless behavior of another driver, it is imperative that you contact a trained professional to fight on your behalf and pursue compensation for the damage you have suffered. Do not allow the negligent party to walk away without being held responsible for his or her actions! With the aid of an attorney at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm, you can pursue a case and hold your tormentor accountable for your injuries, not to mention any medical bills you have incurred. Please, visit our website at to discuss your case with our legal team right away.

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